The United States is facing fresh embarrassment over its use of ‘black’ detention sites after the European Court of Human Rights ordered Poland to hand over secret documents about its role in the War on Terror, The Daily Telegraph has learned.
Judges in Strasbourg have requested documents that contain details of how the CIA set up its “extraordinary rendition” centre outside Warsaw in 2002 where it subjected al-Qaeda suspects to water-boarding and other extreme interrogation techniques.
A month ago, a Polish whistle-blower alleged that a document existed which allowed the setting up of the prison – including procedures to adopt in the event of an inmate’s death. (Read more…) It was said to have been signed by the head of Polish intelligence.
According to the leak, American officials “laughed” and refused to sign the document. “They considered us amateurs and explained that this kind of business could not be dealt with by means of formal agreements,” the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported.
Polish officials have refused to confirm or deny the existence of the agreement, citing official secrets laws, as part of a four-year investigation into the jail.
However, in a decision hailed by civil rights lawyers, the court has asked the Polish government to confirm the existence of the agreement and “if that document exists … to supply a copy.” Both Poland and the US have fought to keep operational details of the camp secret. Under European law Poland has until Sept 5 to comply with the court’s request for information, a copy of which has been seen by this newspaper.
Call for “Gun Control” Already Being Started in the Wake of the Colorado Mass “Dark Knight” Shooting.
Friday, 20 July 2012 12:44 No Comments
What a horrendous tragedy that occurred overnight in Aurora Colorado during the Dark Knight midnight movie. It is so sad and hard to comprehend that someone would do what they did. James Holmes a 24 year old shot and killed multiple people.
Of course what do politicians do? (Read more…) They exploit tragedies!~ So many of them are jumping on the bandwagon of calling for “Gun control” over this horrid tragedy. Including Bloomberg who is a control freak and wants to make everything illegal and has made N.Y.C. a complete police state.
“I mean, there’s so many murders with guns every day,” he continued. “It’s just gotta stop. And instead of these two people, President [Barack] Obama and Governor [Mitt] Romney talking in broad things about, they want to make the world a better place. OK. Tell us how. And this is a problem. No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them, concretely, not just in generalities, specifically, what are they going to do about guns?”
Bloomberg went on to suggest most of the nation’s governors should also make their stances clear.
Well, lets think about this for one moment. What if there had been someone in the theater watching the movie that had a concealed weapons permit? Think about how that person could have shot the shooter that was randomly killing people. That person would have been a Hero!
It is not more gun control, but what is needed is more people get permits to carry and that would make our streets safer.
Yes, there are some insane people out there. So if someone crashes a car into a building and hurts people…. do you outlaw all cars? If someone takes a knife and stabs another…. do you outlaw all knives? If someone takes a bat or blunt object and hits another person do you outlaw all bats?
All those things happen all the time.
Guns do not kill, people do. People who are not right in their thinking will find one way or another to kill someone if that is what they want to do.
So…ask the politicians that want to take away our second amendment rights if they will take all knives and every other thing someone has used to kill another person away too?
OH…. timely incident considering the “Small Arms Treaty” that Obama is working on with the United Nations.
My prayers and thoughts are with all those impacted in Colorado.
If only there had been a person who had a gun in the theater, they could have taken out the shooter and less people may have been murdered.
Mr. Morgan, you are not even a citizen of the U.S.. You have NO right to try and call for anything that changes our rights in this country!
UPDATE Here is a perfect example of people who have gun permits stopping violence. This just happened at an internet cafe in Florida. Video of a man that had a gun and stopped a robbery. The man in the video is a Hero!